Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001)
"Grand Theft Auto III" (original title)

Video Game  |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  23 October 2001 (USA)
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A young bank robber escapes from police custody and works his way up through the mafia ladder of crime-ridden Liberty City, USA.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Salvatore Leone (voice)
Luigi Goterelli (voice)
Toni Cipriani (voice)
Joey Leone (voice)
Maria Leone (voice)
Donald Love (voice)
Ray Machowski (voice)
The Guru ...
8-Ball (voice)
Lianna Pai ...
Asuka Kasen (voice)
Les J.N. Mau ...
Kenji Kasen (voice)
Cynthia Farrell ...
Catalina (voice)
Momma Cipriani (voice)
Miguel (voice)
El Burro / Marty Chonks (voice)
Hunter Platin ...
Phil Cassidy / Curly Bob / Chico (voice)


Liberty City, USA. The worst place in America. You've been betrayed and left for dead. Now you're taking revenge, unless the city gets you first. Mob bosses need a favor, crooked copes need help and street gangs want you dead. You'll have to rob, steal and kill just to stay out of serious trouble. Anything can happen out there. Written by Anonymous

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23 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Tanner, an undercover cop from another driving game, Driver (1999), makes a small appearance in the mission 'Two-Faced Tanner', as the Yakuza find out his true identity. Driver has some similarities with this game, like the in-car point of view for example. See more »


Although of insignificance, during the police convoy scene, it is clear that there are at least 4 police officers in total. (At least one driver in the police cruiser and one driver of the van with two officers in the back on the van.) Once the fictional "patriot" SUV stops the police cruiser, only two officers exit their vehicles. The driver of the police cruiser and the police van, although animated, did not make an attempt aid their fellow officers or to continue driving forward. This is very strange, although this realism would strongly tamper with the actual introduction. Furthermore, if you look inside the Patriot when it swerves in front of the police cruiser there's no one actually driving it, this is true for the white Rumpo van that the two Colombians emerge from. See more »


[the main character recieves his first job from Kenji]
Kenji Kasen: My sister speaks highly of you, though I am yet to be convinced that a gaijin can offer anything but disappointment. Perhaps you can help deal with a situation that has me at a disadvantage. Of course failure has its own disgrace. A Yakuza Kanbu is in custody awaiting transfer for trial. He is a valued member of the family. Break him out of custody and get him to the dojo at Bedford Point.
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Pretty Good Fun
7 January 2005 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

I was introduced to Grand Theft Auto III a short while ago, and soon, completed it. I found it fun; a star above the rest. You were allowed freedom, a choice in which path to take. It was great.

Surrounding the game, however, was a massive wave of controversy. I, quite frankly, do not see why. Compared to more recent efforts like "The Getaway" this was nothing. There were a couple of drug-references and a lot of violence, but other than that, this game was not all that bad. I wouldn't say it's one of the greatest games ever, but it's pretty fun for a while. The main reason I loved it so much though was the voices, including Michael Rappaport and Michael Madsen. A fun, entertaining tongue-in-cheek game, Grand theft Auto is likely to be your cup of tea.

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